After an enforced 12 months break from our regular Probus activities due to COVID restrictions, members were VERY happy to be back to “normal”, from February to June. We really enjoyed catching up with our Probus friends, and getting together to socialise once again.
Unfortunately, due to the latest outbreak of COVID-19 we have had to cancel July’s meeting AND we are not sure when we will next be able to get together. If interested, and unsure, please phone our Secretary, Jan Davey, on 5750 1202.
Membership of the Bright Probus Club is open to both men and women. Meetings commence at 10.00am at the Bright Bowls Club, Churchill Avenue.
Our meetings are held on the 4th Wednesday of the month except December, and are highlighted by topical and interesting guest speakers. Both new members and visiting Probians can be assured of a warm welcome at our meetings among our 60 plus members.
Emphasis is placed on minimising formality and promoting fellowship.
Between meetings there are opportunities to participate in day outings and/or longer trips locally and overseas.
In February we still weren’t able to meet inside due to COVID restrictions BUT we were allowed to get together outside AND WE DID. Thirty-nine of us got together for a well-spaced “COVID-safe” picnic morning tea in Centenary Park and thoroughly enjoyed it. The weather was glorious and so was the company. President Judith Lauder welcomed all those present as we tentatively marked the beginning of a new Probus year.
Our AGM was in March and our Committee for the upcoming 2021-22 Probus year was inducted. Most members stayed on to enjoy a tasty lunch at the Bright Chalet.
In April we were again blessed with glorious weather for our barbecue picnic in the park at Harrietville. Member Cynthia Kress ably catered for all with her well-known, and delicious, burgers, which were cooked on site.
At our April meeting, members Helen & John Simpson, shared some of their great photos from the Timkat Festival which they witnessed during their trip to Ethiopia in early 2020; this was accompanied by an interesting and descriptive explanation of the culture and history behind this spectacular event.
At our May meeting local historian Ian Stapleton discussed his most recent book, Flat to the Floor, a history of Bright’s volunteer ambulance service which operated for many years in the not-too-distant past.
In June, Su Ingleton, President of NEMA (North-East Multicultural Association) gave an interesting talk on the classifications of “New Australians” within our community, and highlighted the work does to assist these people with their assimilation into life in Australia.
In August we are looking forward to a presentation, and Question & Answer session from Mr Nick Shaw, CEO, Alpine Health. This will be followed by our annual casserole lunch, where members, and guests, enjoy a three-course lunch provided by members of our Club; this is always a great feed and very popular.
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